A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

At yesterday’s Angelus Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray that his visit to Sweden will mark “a new stage in the journey of fraternity toward full communion” (full text, full video).

At least at 1,131 Christians have been martyred by ISIS, reports CNSNews.com (Matthew Archbold).

An earthquake has destroyed the Basilica of St Benedict in Norcia (Fr Dwight Longenecker).

Cardinal Reinhard Marx preached in Rome’s Lutheran church on Sunday (German report).

Fr John Hunwicke, Austen Ivereigh, Jacob Lupfer, Edward Pentin and Harriet Sherwood comment on today’s Reformation commemoration.

Sandro Magister says the Society of Jesus is at risk of disappearing from the Vatican under a Jesuit Pope.

And Marthinho Correia explains how Michelangelo influenced Caravaggio.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.